Description/achievement of initiative
Skanska's Journey to Deep Green represents a new approach to construction and development, with the potential to create a more sustainable future.
To realize the above projects, published and unpublished business unit (BU) targets each business unit developed a green action plan. While these all differ in their details they are all structured around Skanska's Color Palette™. The Color Palette encourages our BUs to proactively engage with our supply chain and other stakeholders on the energy performance and other green aspects that are described by Skanska's Color Palette™.The business units are supported from the corporate office by the Sustainability & Green Support group and Green Business Officer. The Sustainability & Green Support group assists in the development of policies, guidelines and tools and the group facilitates sharing of green solutions and best practice in support of the Journey to Deep Green™. The Green Business Officer works with dedicated resources in the business units on new business models to ensure green business growth. R&D is important in support of the Journey to Deep Green™. An example of such R&D is the development of a tool that allows for early evaluation of projects on embodied energy using BIM (Building Information Modelling). Another example of R&D is the development of Deep Green cooling technology by our Commercial Development unit operating in the Nordic markets.Case studies on the Sustainable Energy For All website include examples of projects that have secured funding to deliver on the Sustainable Energy For All objectives. A good example of such project is the Brogården renovation project, a project maximizing the use of passive measures to renovate inefficient apartments from the 60s and 70s. The project secured EU funding through the BEEM-UP project to develop a renovation concept for massive market uptake.
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
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